Almost had an "encounter" today
Thankfully it turned out fine, but hopefully it will serve to remind us all that situational awareness is paramount.
I left work early today to take my wife out for her birthday. After some shopping we stopped by a restaurant for a late lunch. We were seated near the bar and throughout the meal I noticed a gentleman sitting at the bar kept looking over. I figured he was jealous that I married up and have a stunning bride. Either that, or he noticed we were nicely dressed, my wife had a designer bag and we tipped generously...
As we got up to leave I kept him in the corner of my eye and, surprise surprise, he decided to leave too. As we walked toward our vehicle I kept him in my peripheral vision as I talked to my wife and he picked up the pace. We were nearly at our car and I pull my coat back to "get my keys out" and "accidently" exposed my holstered M&P 45c. Guy takes a sudden 180 degree turn and decides to get into his own vehicle which he had already passed.
We waited a few minutes for him to leave first. He pulled out and drove around the building, so we went on our way. As we were leaving I noticed he had simply parked in a different spot. My wife looked up the number of the restaurant on her phone and called them to give a description of the man and his vehicle in case they wanted to take further action.
Hopefully he decided to sober up and persue a different hobby. Remain vigilant!